Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 26th Oct 2007 05:34 UTC, submitted by WillM
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Experts say that migrations from Unix to Linux have slowed down because all the low-hanging fruit has now been picked. Linux growth in the U.S. x86 server market has, over the past six quarters, started to falter and reverse its positive course relative to Windows Server and the market as a whole." More here.
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I trust Gartner more
by Vanders on Fri 26th Oct 2007 08:32 UTC
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2005-07-06

...today Windows owns about 70 percent, Linux about 20 percent, with Unix below 10 percent and Netware barely registering.


Every set of figures I've seen from the past two years from E.g. Gartner have put Linux at 30-40% and Windows 50-60%, so I'm not going to believe that Linux use has suddenly halved in one year. I am prepared to believe that UNIX to Linux migration has slowed and that Linux server shipments have dropped: but that may simply be that admins and IT managers are either more comfortable with Linux now and are prepared to handle the installation of their preferred distribution themselves. IDC appear make no effort to find out why, so my theory is as good as theirs.

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RE: I trust Gartner more
by tomcat on Tue 30th Oct 2007 02:26 in reply to "I trust Gartner more"
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2006-01-06

Every set of figures I've seen from the past two years from E.g. Gartner have put Linux at 30-40% and Windows 50-60%, so I'm not going to believe that Linux use has suddenly halved in one year.

This data does not track "Linux use". It tracks "growth".

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